maarmie's musings

Saturday, April 08, 2006

My Tattoo

I got this tattoo in Dallas while visiting a friend. It's located on my spine between my shoulder blades. I'm terrified of needles, so it was a rite of passage of sorts. It means "true, honest, sincere" in Chinese or Japanese. Sadly, I don't remember which.

It's not this dark anymore. My tattoo has since faded with time and sun even though I slather SPF 30 on it every time it comes out for fresh air. It looks like ink was spilled on it courtesy of PhotoShop. I need to get it touched up, but I almost passed out from pain and loss of blood when I initially got it. Word to the wise: Don't take aspirin before you get a tattoo. Definitely don't take three. You might think it will stave off any impending headaches, but, in the end, you will just end up bleeding "like a stuck pig," according to the tattoo artist who permanently injected this character into my flesh.


Jeremy said...

Oh hon...I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I read Chinese. That actually says "If you can read this, the bitch fell off."

My brother has what he was told is the Japanese symbol for strength on his bicep. I also read Japanese (I'm very worldly!). His really says, literally translated, "loves very much the penis." Fucking scammer tattoo artists.

maarmie said...

I've got three words for you, Jeremy.

Full. Of. Shit.

Jeremy said...

I have feelings too, you know.

Hunger is a feeling, right? I could use some waffles right about now.